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Monotonik

Monotonik is an Internet-only music label that _exclusively_ releases electronic music online in the mp3 format - subscribe to our RSS feed to get info on the latest releases.

In their words: All of our releases are freely downloadable and distributable for personal, non-commercial use, and we've been releasing .mp3 and .mod files online since May 1996. We offer mellow and melodic 'idm' electronic music, alongside bleep-inflected retro videogame soundtrack stylings, plus selections of more uptempo breakbeat, drum and bass, and 'nu chill', courtesy DJs, groups, and producers from all over the world. More information about the label is available at our main website, http://www.monotonik.com

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Dec 21, 1997 Vim!
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Mono's final release of 1997, most likely, and an appropriately.. nice one. :) Vim! really kicks the technique unlike anyone else, and here's another example of that fact. I mean, _what_ is going on here? Can anyone tell us? It's Aphex Twin meeting Tim Follin on a deserted road and beating the crap outta each other, we guess. Stand well clear and watch for the pyrotechnics. :)
Topics: Vim!, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Dec 16, 1997 Ice Climber
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"i wage war on the tracking industry". Live and direct from the land of the rising sun comes a supa-skilful 5-track EP from ice.climber, formerly known as Karl/Kosmic, sometimes known as Bogdan, permanently a maverick fixture somewhere on the scene. This is nice, very nice indeed, and some of da tracks are kinda remixes of some recent Mono tracks (Zyad and others...) Well, perhaps reinterpretations using the same samples would be closer to the truth. :) Whatever, ignore ice.climber at...
Topics: Ice Climber, Bogdan, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Dec 9, 1997 Dreamfish
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Blimey. Dreamfish has muscled up his style and is making some of the meatiest, most harmful beats to be spat outta a computer for a damn long time - and here's some more evidence. Another mix of the fearsome "Retro DNA", and a whole new set of twisted riddims. Let's face it, it's no longer just a little aural harassment - it's getting personal. Cover your ears, repair to the concrete bunkers, and await instructions. Quick.
Topics: Dreamfish, Hoffman, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Dec 7, 1997 Jazz+Fndr
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Jazz and Fndr guest it up with this rather lovely drum+bass track, perfect for chilling out or rocking the funky beat, depending on how loud you play it. Mono recommends you play it very loud indeed. :) Four channels can still kick some sizable ass, even with supa-complex jungle riddims, and here's some further proof. Enjoy.
Topics: Jazz+Fndr, Jazz, Fndr, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Dec 1, 1997 Zyad
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The first Mono release by Zyad, our newest member, and it's pretty easy to see how he fits in. Very nicely, as it happens. :) So, we got more downbeat bigbeat pleasures for your cerebellum - just sit up and say thankyou. Although there's definitely some scary, scary static-filled undertones to both these tracks. Be slightly afraid, be very slightly afraid. :)
Topics: Zyad, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Nov 25, 1997 Substance
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Ooch. Some serious roughness from the normally gentle and caring Substance. ;) Well, ok, he's hardly been a saint, but this is downright prosecutable. Jazz bass, twinkling hi-hats, and a buzz, buzz, buzz buzz in your eardrum bass from somewhere da other side of Pluto. The planet, not the cartoon character. Stand back before igniting.
Topics: Substance, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Nov 15, 1997 Relief+Skizo
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I think the word is 'magisterial'. Or thereabouts. Fat beats, hype scratches, dark synth licks, and an excuse to blow your eardrums. Which it's never a bad idea to turn down. Or, as the Gravediggas so eloquently put it - "bang your muthaf***ing head'. ;) heh. ;) In any case, sometimes no words correctly describe a tune, and this one speaks for itself. Enough. [please note, MOD4WIN mangles the playing of this track somewhat - try to replay it in MikIt or FastTracker.. or something that...
Topics: Relief+Skizo, Relief, Skizo, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Nov 7, 1997 Vim!
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Vim! is currently wandering about in the garden painting flowers. Well, at least, he's gone to uni to do something arty. But that's what we suspect he's doing. In the meantime, here's a dangerously dangerous dangerous thing showing what he's like when he's mad. Vim! smash. You fear Vim! :)
Topics: Vim!, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Oct 29, 1997 Ramone
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The ever blunted Ramone returns with this absolutely excellent hiphop track, dope fly freshness permeating every byte. ;) Of course, Mono would like to take this opportunity to remind people that graffiti is officially a 'bad thing' and is just mindless vandalism, not cool urban artwork. And don't you forget it. ;)
Topics: Ramone, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Oct 21, 1997 Mortimer Twang
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Mortimer Tee returns to play with himself - and in public, too. ;) Yup, this excellent remix EP sees him revisiting and remixing a couple of his classy tunes from a while back. And there's going to be more original Mortimer tracks coming up soon. In the meantime, enjoy..
Topics: Mortimer Twang, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Oct 13, 1997 Dharma
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Our Finnish jazz-freak returns with an absolutely wicked track, complete with flute played by himself, and triphop atmospherics blending into some freestyle d+b... as jazzed-down and tripped-up as it gets. Don't stop (don't stop.. don't stop.. don't stop..) [Oh, this was meant to be a 4-channel MOD, but it doesn't play correctly on the Amiga ('cos some of the channels get too high, octave-wise), so it's being released as an XM instead. Hope nobody minds, it sounds identical.]
Topics: Dharma, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Oct 8, 1997 Relief+Skizo
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Take the rough with da rougher, courtesy of da Splif Productions guide to sonic trickery. Or, as it says in the song-text - "Prodigy - we ****ed em" ;) Ok, so this is hardly comforting home listening for first thing on a Monday morning, but it's certainly dangerously funky. More to come from the dangerous Danish duo, take heed and take check.
Topics: Relief+Skizo, Relief, Skizo, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Oct 5, 1997 Soup
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A guest release from Soup/Illogik this time round, and it's some scarily cool d+b action, perhaps a little less twisted than a lot of Mono tracks - but it's good for us to be suave every now and then. The name's Mono - you know the rest. ;)
Topics: Soup, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Oct 1, 1997 TheFoxII
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Sadly, it's just about time to say goodbye to TheFoxII, as he quits tracking in favour of MIDI stuff and DJ-ing.. but it's nice to go out on a funky note, and this one's typically kicking - disco cut-ups rule. In fact, this one reminds us of somewhere between The Bucketheads and The Goodmen (anyone remember them?) :) In any case, da track fits pretty well into the wide gospel that Mono preach - as long as it's eklektik and funky, it can make it. :) Aaaaamen. (Oh, and this tune appears to get...
Topics: TheFoxII, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Sep 22, 1997 Subi
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A new EP from the always interesting Subi, and another example of his dense, breakbeat-led style. :) Curiously oldskool but somehow new at the same time - straange. You may, if you wish, try to decode the titles of the tracks too, but we have enough trouble even when he explains them to us. Oh, and doesn't the first track sound curiously like the tune by Static from the Rebels demo "Total Triple Trouble"? And that was about 1991. ;)
Topics: Subi, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Sep 19, 1997 Vim!
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Vim! almost went away a couple of months back, but thankfully he didn't quite finish with the scene as he said, and he's still hanging around, to increasing acclaim. Here's one of his latest tracks, exclusive to Mono, and it's another cracker - tight Squarepusher-style percussive shenanigans with an original edge. Ken Dodd, for those not in the know, is a very strange English comedian with protruding teeth, a 'tickling stick', and a very strange.. attitude. So the title fits, then? :)
Topics: Vim!, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Sep 14, 1997 Substance
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The most excellent Substance comes back at us with this track, apparently inspired by the experimentalism of Radiohead's new album. Only more so. It's better not to over-elaborate, perhaps, but let's just say that this one is quite a long way.. out there.
Topics: Substance, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Sep 10, 1997 Relief+Twilight
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Oh, go on then. England meets Denmark in a play-off for the world rudeboy finals, second time round, and it's a dead heat. Again. Anyone for another bout? :) Unquestionably another of the best tracks Mono's put out, the Relief vs. Twilight match hits paydirt again. Rough English translation of the title - 'damn it's hot' :) Certainly is. ;)
Topics: Relief+Twilight, Relief, Twilight, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Sep 4, 1997 Dharma
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Time for the third Monotonik release, and it's another damn original track, this time by Dharma. In any case, it's a great new release, it's "piercing your eardrums at 300m/s", and there's a danger of hospitalisation from the whiplash. So wear your hard hats and enjoy the chaos. :)
Topics: Dharma, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Aug 31, 1997 Linus
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We be back, and it's a long-awaited guest release from linus/phd. One of mono's favourite artists, linus has gone ahead and donated us a couple of wicked new tracks. We're also re-releasing one of his very best releases on phase distortion ("stoopid interlude"). The reason we're doing this is firstly because we adore the tune, and secondly because we think there's a lot of people who listen to mono who haven't got round to listening to phd yet - so we're giving it a different (wider?)...
Topics: Linus, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Aug 26, 1997 Ramone
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Kicking it into da stratosphere, brother Ram is on da hype tip with this absolutely wicked jungle track. The sub-bass, the timestretch vocals, the hiphop stylings, it's typical Ramone, and all the better for that. Some weird ethnic stuff somewhere far in the background, too. Listen carefully, because all will be revealed :)
Topics: Ramone, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Aug 17, 1997 Whiskas
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Mmm. Another truly original release from Whiskas, and this one takes ethnic elements and fuses them with breakbeat to make something rather new and groovy. As for the name, who can say what intoxicants were involved in the process of calling this tune "Magic Milktunnel"? We certainly can't say. :) But watch out for more unconventionality along these lines, soon. Same channel, same time. Out. :)
Topics: Whiskas, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Aug 11, 1997 Dharma
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Ridiculously hot day here at Mono HQ, and a suitably humid and oppressive release to suit it. Dharma comes on strong with a 'Sunstroke Mix' of this excellent downbeat track, complete with weird jazzy inflexions. Perhaps you can see why he's joined up with Mono now? :) We're scared of him, at least. ;P
Topics: Dharma, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Aug 5, 1997 Substance
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The return of the Mack, wouldn't you know it, and it's with a brand-new composed jungle track. Mortimer reckons b-boy science is the way to go, but the drum n' bass still puts us in our place, huh? Please note that this is numero duo in the 'mono-back-on-track' series. And watch out for more Mortimer Twang stuff on Mono soon. If you would.
Topics: Substance, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jul 29, 1997 Relief+Skizo
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Mommy, they're scaring meeee. The Splif Productions duo hit us with another pair of tunes, if only to show us just how much paranoid toking they've been doing. Liberally smothered in Massive Attack-styled slow-as-hell-mo atmosphere, it's time to duck behind the sofa and wait for the things to start coming through the walls atya. Respect. The title of the EP, in case you ask, is because this stuff is just like being slowly encased in amber. Struggling all the time.
Topics: Relief+Skizo, Relief, Skizo, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jul 25, 1997 Vim!
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Well, another excellently original release by Vim!, a remix of one of his own 4-channel tunes (which we may release at some other date), and another scorcher. zoom, zoom, zoomie zoom, the tune zooms. ;) Damn, it's such a pity that mr.vim! is not much longer for the tracking scene.. seems a shame to waste such a talent. *sigh*.
Topics: Vim!, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jul 21, 1997 Twilight+Mortimer Twang
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Another eagerly awaited release from one of the most eagerly listened to artists on Mono - and phew, another scorcher. Mortimer remixes Twilight's excellent "Crystal Rain" and takes it way above the temporal, onto another plane even. Chant those mantras, see the chords soar and the bass boom. :)
Topics: Twilight+Mortimer Twang, Twilight, Mortimer Twang, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jul 20, 1997 Blandest+Diesel8
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Special release time, hah. We've got 2 cool (no, supacool!) Mono logos which both go very well as Windows backdrops. So we have a wicked black n white thang from Blandest/Acid, featuring all sorts of very nice superimposed subtlty, and an excellent rendered (?) logo from Diesel8 (ex.Razor1911) :) Oki, so what you do to get a lovely Mono backdrop on your PC is as follows: 1. Load the logo into any paint program or Netscape/Internet Explorer. 2. Save it out into your Windows directory as a BMP :)...
Topics: Blandest+Diesel8, Blandest, Diesel8, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jul 15, 1997 Subi
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Well, Subi tries to confound us again with one of his completely unclassifiable songs, just when we've decided to put our techno output on a sublabel. Thanks _so_ much. ;) This tune definitely rules, but should it go out on Mono or Monotonik? Well, think of it this way - do mad screaming Prodigy-style songs full of guitar get played out more by the Chemical Brothers or the Aphex Twin? Yep, Chemicals every time, and since this is a close relative to jungle and a distant cousin of bigbeat, it...
Topics: Subi, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jul 9, 1997 Ramone
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Oo, we iz _definitely_ operating correctly with this awesome hiphop jam from Ramone. Too blunted, cannot operate heavy machinery? :) Heh, bass, saxophone, guitars, beats like you're drowning in mud - just sit back and luxuriate? The track also features vocals from Rakim, one of the alltime hiphop heroes. Which is nice. :) Rules rules rules.
Topics: Ramone, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jul 5, 1997 Dreamfish
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A very interesting EP this, sent to us from his sekrit hideaway by Dreamfish in his last dispatch, along with the already-released "Armani's Dreams". These are self-confessedly 'oldskool' jungle tracks, with something of a 1993 spirit about them - but they're actually damn original cos he doesn't sound like he's trying to emulate the Amen b-boy crew. In other words, by going back it goes forward. Amen. :)
Topics: Dreamfish, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jul 1, 1997 Relief+Skizo
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First song of July, and a long-awaited new release from the Splif Prods crew. The amount of songs they produce is phenomenal, which always means it's pretty tricky choosing, but after a little pointer from Relief, this track stood out majorly. It's funky, it's dirty, it kicks like a mule, and it's everything your mother warned you about. :) Btw, try to play it in FastTracker if you can - certainly MOD4WIN doesn't like it and makes some interesting, if completely wrong static-noises. :)
Topics: Relief+Skizo, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jun 23, 1997 Whiskas
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The second release from Whiskas on Mono, and a rather classy track here. Spooky, isn't it? The chords would scare anyone on a dark night, at least. :) It's nice to get a change from Mono's customary triphop and jungle stylee, too - we guess people forget sometime that there's a third part of our infernal triangle, and it's very much the minimal techno angle that turns us on. A little weird? Maybe. But variety is the spice of life. :)
Topics: Whiskas, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jun 19, 1997 Iso
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The return of Iso to the Mono stable with a rather excellent new track - Orb-like start, then triphop all the way. Great drums, too. Another interesting fact that you might not realise would be that the vocal sample came from.. aww, shucks, I can't give it away. Work it out yourself. :)
Topics: Iso, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jun 15, 1997 Vim!
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wow. and ee. spells wowee. doesn't it? a delayed release for vim!'s impeccable jungle track, but it was worth the wait. in the song-info, he claims it's a 'mess'. hah, if it's a mess, it's an awesome kickass mess. get down and dirty, won't ya? ;) vim! is now available for supermarket openings and personal appearances via isdn. :P
Topics: Vim!, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jun 12, 1997 Twilight
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Whooooa. Swooping in over the horizon, it's another dangerously funky track from English wunderkid (hah!) Twilight. It's got the lot, the distorted 303 phun, the oldskool rap, the sledgehammer beats, and the scratching to make you spill your drink all over the place. :) Watch out for more Mortimer Twang remixes of Twilight in the near future, incidentally - those two got some real synergy going on. Whatever that means. :P
Topics: Twilight, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jun 9, 1997 Bogdan
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Finally sorted, a debut guest-release from Bogdan. Although we may have mentioned something about him before, all you need to know is that his email address is karl@cse.unl.edu, and he's previously been very sceptical about releasing through groups. This is certainly original - perhaps closest to the spirit of Squarepusher and Aphex Twin in their most junglistic modes. But different. As they say, nice.
Topics: Bogdan, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jun 5, 1997 Substance
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Quiet, please. If I could have your attention? Finland's entry to this year's Eurovision Song Contest is "Phonk Phaq". The orchestra will be conducted by some blunted kidz from the ghetto. There will be a fine jungle remix courtesy of Substance's brain (tm). And the lord shall be happy, and he will decree that it was good. And people will cherish and enjoy this Mono release forever. Amen.
Topics: Substance, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jun 1, 1997 TheFoxII
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Ahaaaaa. TheFoxII appears over the horizon to offer a damn funky disco variant, nicely crafted cut-up style. Lots of fun in a club, and offering pretty wicked home listening too - none of that house rubbish that sounds great in clubs but like repetition personified when you buy a CD of it. :)
Topics: TheFoxII, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
May 27, 1997 4TThieves + Ramone
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Our rather dangerous man in Germany, the most blunted Ramone, returns with an intoxicated remix, and isn't it wicked? Wicked in the hellish sense, of course. Check out the original from the Mono archives, way back, and find out how much it's changed. Which is a lot. We're sorry, are we boring you? :) Great tune tho. :)
Topics: 4TThieves + Ramone, 4TThieves, Ramone, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
May 22, 1997 Twilight+Mortimer Twang
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We're delighted to announce the return of the man known as Tee, and this track is the first remix he's done for Mono. Twilight's chemically enhanced original gets taken to bits, repainted, and put together backwards, and the grainy precision of Mortimer's remix is a joy to behold. 4 channels can still be way ahead, see? The decision to put two different remixes in one MOD is original too. And it even works. ;)
Topics: Twilight+Mortimer Twang, Twilight, Mortimer Twang, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
May 16, 1997 Whiskas+Substance
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The first track from Whiskas to go out on the Mono label, and it's a large, scarily detailed remix of his good friend Substance. Never mind the size, listen to the depth - this is really stretching four channels as far as it can possibly go. Total originality is what the crowd wants, and it's what the crowd gets. :)
Topics: Whiskas+Substance, Whiskas, Substance, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Apr 30, 1997 Dreamfish
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Are you ready and alert? Dreamfish kicks back with a track from his first batch of new tunes for a while - in fact, all the rest are junglistic, but this one is so fresh it just had to go out first. Minimal, wickedly jagged techno, and all in just the four channels, as per usual. Yum. And we presume the title is some reference to a certain composer who likes circuses and, umm, bells.
Topics: Dreamfish, Hoffman, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Apr 27, 1997 Vim!
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Mm, another track by the quiet man himself, and it's another gorgeous one. Mellow trippiness, as they say, doesn't just come by laying down on a lazy afternoon and staking it out. You need to know the slow-motion science of notes not played and places not visited. You need to know when not to.
Topics: Vim!, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Apr 18, 1997 Relief+Skizo
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A return, and an intriguing one, by the Danish duo, where they explore what happens when jungle gets pushed into an echo chamber with some rusty, booming bass. Apparently, this competed in the SymMekka music competition, but I expect the Germans were a bit mystified. :) Still, it's a perfect trick to play on da Mono listening audience and see how they skitter and hide. wot? :)
Topics: Relief+Skizo, Relief, Skizo, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Apr 12, 1997 Substance
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This time round a visit to the sharper end of the Mono spectrum (no blunted beatz here..), and Substance's knack for the rhythmic but different shines thru. And 'liquid wax' describes the phasing SH-101 bass which is Kuu's trademark pretty well. Watch out for more Substance stuff soon, including tunes previously performed live at raves in Finland, heh. :)
Topics: Substance, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Apr 8, 1997 Archangel
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Another of our infrequent but still cute guest-releases, this one from the rather sassy Norwegian, Archangel. This is a special version of one of the tracks from his TRSI Records CD, "Angel Dust", and we're most pleased to have it. :) Btw, there are some other Mono links to TRSI Records - Substance and Mortimer Twang have both had tracks featured on their "Cyberlogik" series of CDs (although we reckon they didn't actually bother to ask Mortimer's permission before featuring...
Topics: Archangel, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Apr 4, 1997 ChuckB
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Our Antipodean friend returns with this most excellent, super-mellow track from the end of last year. Watch it fly and swoop unobtrusively. :) I guess Chuck tends more towards the conventional than a lot of our members (I've heard him complaining that he can't get to do some of the more far-out jungle/triphop stuff we make because he just can't get the samples!), but his conventionality doesn't hide his musicality. Listen, and enjoy.
Topics: ChuckB, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Mar 28, 1997 Twilight
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A measure of how top-quality we think Twilight's tune would be the fact that we were actually holding back on releasing it, cos we wanted to try to put it out on vinyl. But that's going to be a while in coming through, and we've got some more MIDI-based stuff to concentrate on trying to get released first, so in the meantime we're going to release this on Mono elektronikally. Enjoy the quality. :)
Topics: Twilight, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Mar 23, 1997 Subi
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Subi returneth after a looong break with this, his first tune not done on a old, old, oldskool Amiga 600. :) Which means, wow, his tunes can be longer than 350k now. :) So he's celebrated with this rather excellent breakbeat tune, again kinda reminiscent of early Prodigy, and with vocals from a certain slumbering band. Shh. :) We like releasing Subi's tracks because they're just a bit.. out there.
Topics: Subi, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Mar 9, 1997 Vim!
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Doh, we be back with some rather gorgeous triphop from oh-so-quirky Vim! :) The title is, umm, rather cool and somewhat unexplainable for those who aren't used to ice-cream vans and the KLF. So turn on, tune in, and trip out. Doh. :)
Topics: Vim!, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Feb 28, 1997 Relief+Skizo
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Mono iz back, with a double-header from Relief+Skizo. This showcases that, umm, they're really pretty cool. :) In fact, these two tracks are probably the least trippy of the many unreleased Splif Productions tunes, so wait for the rest of the set. And chill out, maaaaan. :) Jeez, these info-files are getting cheesy. Sorry, mom :)
Topics: Relief+Skizo, Relief, Skizo, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Feb 22, 1997 Ramone
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Ramone returns, and with another of his hiphopjunglistic kikkers. He's about to sign a contract with a German record label to put out some of his tracks, apparently on the same label as Ray Keith, so watch out for details about that. And Ramone even did us the ASCII-logo we're currently doing. Damn new-age stoner Da Vinci type. :)
Topics: Ramone, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Feb 15, 1997 Mortimer Twang
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The return of the Mack, wouldn't you know it, and it's with a brand-new composed jungle track. Mortimer reckons b-boy science is the way to go, but the drum n' bass still puts us in our place, huh? Please note that this is numero duo in the 'mono-back-on-track' series. And watch out for more Mortimer Twang stuff on Mono soon. If you would.
Topics: Mortimer Twang, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Feb 10, 1997 Substance
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First in the series of _serious_ 'quality-not-quantity' trip on Mono, this EP from Substance highlights the new directions elektronik musik is going in nowadays - think Warp, Rephlex, Squarepusher, et al. And let's face it, who else is doing this kinda complex, far-ahead stuff in 4-channel? Fifteen - love. Check da next release for the next installment of Mono's quality drive. :)
Topics: Substance, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Feb 3, 1997 The Unconsciousness
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Guest release fever hits Monotown, and this one's smart, shipshape, and quite intoxicating. The Unconsciousness, nowadays signed up with Radical Rhythms, but a Mono associate for quite some time, has come up with some of the neatest Teutonic trance we've heard this side of, umm, a whole universe of sound. And it's already been remixed for an Ultrabeat music-disc by Assign/RR.. hah, but catch the original here. :)
Topics: The Unconsciousness, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jan 30, 1997 Iso+TheFoxII
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Mono's favourittissimo Dutch duo return with this excellent melodic house track. Iso+TFII actually have their own techno band called Arf! (check out the link from the Mono webpage to their site), and sometimes play live.. and direct. :P A1200s in da houuze! :)
Topics: Iso+TheFoxII, Iso, TheFoxII, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jan 20, 1997 Ramone
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Newest addition to the Mono family, Ramone, puts out his debut, and a bit of a kikker it is. Although he says he's never actually heard hiphop-junglists like DJ Hype and the Ganja Kru, whose sound he resembles, Ramone's hiphop and funk record collection stand him in good stead to unleash mayhem. Hah. :)
Topics: Ramone, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jan 16, 1997 Relief+Twilight
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Another tune which competed for da Mono All-Stars at The Party 6. This one got 17th place in the 4-channel competition, and all credit to Relief and Twilight for getting picked for the final, for what is actually a pretty leftfield track. Dust up those beatz. :)
Topics: Relief+Twilight, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jan 10, 1997 TheFoxII
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Heh, the first of a couple of nice releases Mono entered in the music competition at The Party 6 in Denmark over Xmas. This track didn't make the final, but as everyone knows, the choice is always pretty random anyhow. And TheFoxII knows how to kick it, dammit.. so have fun with this house styled thang.
Topics: TheFoxII, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
Jan 6, 1997 Substance
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A new year, a new song. hah. This time round minimalist techno sorta gets warped round triphop, courtesy of Substance, and a nice kinda melange gets spewed out. And am I the only one that thinks the bass sounds like a certain Neneh Cherry + Youssou N`Dour song? heh. :)
Topics: Substance, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik